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Rational Team Concert 6.0.6

Product Release / Trial | June 15, 2018
Rational Team Concert New & Noteworthy

Rational Team Concert 6.0.6 New & Noteworthy

Rational Team Concert is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For new and noteworthy information about other applications, see these pages:

For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see the CLM and IoT CE 6.0.6 Installation and Upgrade Notes.

New in Rational Team Concert 6.0.6

For a complete list of new and noteworthy items in this release, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

For a summary of items in this release, see the following highlights:

Build: Web client supports creating, deleting, and editing build engines

You can now create, delete, and edit build engines from within the web client. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Enterprise Extensions: Dependency builds include a live logging console

You can now view the real-time progress of your dependency builds in a console. The console reports information such as the current build step and the program being built. This live logging feature is based on the MQTT lightweight messaging protocol. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Rational Team Concert client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE: New integrated web-based work item query editor

The client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE now includes an integrated web-based work item query editor. Because the editor is integrated with the Visual Studio client, you can interact with other views in the Visual Studio client. When you run a query from the editor, the results are displayed in the Work Items results view. You can make changes in the editor and see the results without having to save the query. New queries are available in the Team Artifacts Navigator view. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Jazz source control: Improved stream organization

You can now use folders to organize the streams that appear under the Source Control section of a project area entry in the Team Artifacts view. The Source Control section now contains three standard subsections: All Streams, All Components, and All Source Control Queries. Expand each subsection to see the artifacts of that type owned by the project area. You can also create folders, move streams into them, and nest, move, and delete folders.

You can also use folders to organize your repository workspaces. The My Repository Workspaces section in the Team Artifacts view has been renamed to My Source Control. Similar to the project area Source Control section, this section contains three standard subsections: All Components, All Repository Workspaces, and All Source Control Queries. You can create folders in this section and add their repository workspaces and queries to those folders. You can also add streams and project-area-owned queries to these folders to create an artifact organization that meets your needs.

This release provides the ability to specify and save stream queries. The Repository Workspace and Stream Query editor contains a Details tab for specifying the query ownership and visibility. A saved query can be owned by a project area or a contributor.

For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Jazz source control: Usability enhancements in the web client

This release contains several usability enhancements to the web client.You can now edit information about baselines, snapshots, and components; create snapshots of streams and workspaces; edit change set comments; associate a new work item with a change set; and add multiple files in the component editor. In the History view of a component, folder, or file, you can associate work items and change requests with change sets. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Jazz source control: Specify whether baseline names in a component must be unique

By default, baseline names do not have to be unique. Now, you can set an advanced server property named Require baseline names to be unique within a component. If you set this property to true, baselines in the same component cannot be created with the same name. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Tracking and planning: Usability enhancements

This release includes multiple usability enhancements. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Tracking and planning: LQE reports improvements

The web client now includes a page named Reports Diagnostics, which shows the status of skipped resources in Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE). The information on this page helps you to identify the causes of problems and suggests how to fix them. For example, if an intermittent problem caused a resource to be inaccessible, but it is now accessible, the page advises you to ignore those skipped resources. If the cause of a skipped resource is that a work item was deleted, the page indicates that. New causes for skipped resources that have not been seen previously are listed under Unknown Errors.

The Work Item TRS feed now publishes the electronic signature attributes of a work item. You can create reports in Jazz Reporting Service that use this data.

The Work Item TRS feed now publishes the start and end date of a work item. The start and end date of a work item is based on the latest planned snapshot that contains the work item. You can use this data in Jazz Reporting Service reports.

For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

Tracking and planning: Program Board technical preview

The Program Board feature is available as a technical preview in Rational Team Concert 6.0.6. A program board provides visualizations that you can use during program iteration planning at the program or team level. These visualizations show dependencies in a specific scope, such as across programs or teams. For details, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

New in previous versions of Rational Team Concert

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages: